ICOM IC-208H Mod's

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 19:43
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Hey everyone i'm a new user to this website, i've known about it for a while now and i have a question about my new radio, i just recently purchased an icom ic-208h and i want to get the mod done so i can transmit on uhf cb, ive been told its a matter of removing 2 diodes but theres no way in hell im going to touch it myself.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

cheers

Rob
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Reply By: 701RSG - Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 20:33

Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 20:33
ok guys ive found the mod for the radio, is there any1 from brisbane that can do it?
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 22:54

Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 22:54
If you hav the info i know someone in Melbourne (overnight bag) Let me know i will hav to ask first but cannot see any probs..


Cheers
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Reply By: PandJ - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 14:11

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 14:11
Hi Rob,

Firstly the IC-208H is an Amateur Transmitter and you will need an Amateur Licence to use it.

It is a VHF/UHF transmitter and once modified (You can do it yourself as it takes about 10 mins) you will be able to transmit on the UHF CB Band.

The mod is only a matter of desoldering one leg of two Resistors (not Diodes) and lifting them from the bottom of main PCB and resetting the CPU

Cheers P&J
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Follow Up By: SteveL (WA) - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 16:19

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 16:19
You might want to get yourself a programming cable and software as it is much easier to program via computer than punching in all the info by hand.I have performed the mod a few years ago, but sold the radio not long after as the poor intermod rejection on these radios can make them a pain to listen to in built up areas.-Steve
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Reply By: 701RSG - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 19:20

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 19:20
yea i realised it was 2 resisters when i found the diagram, and you dont need a ameteur lic to use the radio, you only need one to transmit on the ameteur frequencies which i will be obtaining very shortly, and as for programming it by hand its very easy and doesnt take long at all, ive programmed all the channel for UHF CB i want to transmit on and all of the ameteur frequencies for QLD.
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Reply By: 701RSG - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 19:54

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 19:54
also should i be able to do it by eye or will i need a mag glass? they are pretty tiny compared to the diagram
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Reply By: 701RSG - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 20:39

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 20:39
ok guys the mod is done, just did it myself, and its tested and works, thanks for any help
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Follow Up By: PandJ - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2009 at 15:40

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2009 at 15:40
Hi Rob,

Glad you did mod your self, and years ago one could not buy a ham rigs unless you had the licence to operate it.
Good luck with the Amateur call sign, may speak with you one day.
Cheers P&J
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Reply By: 701RSG - Thursday, Feb 26, 2009 at 22:36

Thursday, Feb 26, 2009 at 22:36
cheers mate, just a matter of gettin this book from a friend and studying and then sitting the test, from 1 - 31 which channel are you usually heard on mate and whats your call sign?

cheers Rob
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